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Field of (Wedding) Dreams

June 30, 2014

The perfect summer wedding – a bright blue sky with whisps of white cloud; the warm sun smiling down on your guests; the heady scent of flowers and new-mown grass.  It’s the stuff wedding dreams are made of and fills countless blogs, magazines and Pinterest boards.

The perfect summer wedding?

And when Chris and Amie got married recently in Arlingham, Gloucestershire, they got just such a day.

I was booked to sing during the drinks reception and wedding buffet which were being held in a traditional pole marquee in the garden of groom Chris’ family home which just happens to be a farm.

Wild garden rose

The ceremony had taken place in the village church, St Mary the Virgin, which was literally next door to the farm.

Saint Mary the Virgin church

Being part of a farming family there was really only one way for Chris to arrive at church for his wedding:

Red vintage tractor

The bride opted for a slightly more traditional mode of wedding transport:

Vintage wedding car

After the ceremony guests made their way to the reception on foot and were welcomed in a manner that reminded me of one of my favourite books, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden”:

Wedding this way -m vintage direction sign

The wedding marquee looked absolutely stunning with beautiful flowers outside and in:

Floral decoration outside the wedding marquee

Top table wedding flowers

Floral "chandelier" in the wedding marquee

Floral table centre

Each place setting was adorned with a single stem of lavender.

Napkin with lavender stem

Chris and Amie’s arrival into the marquee was greeted with loud cheers and thunderous applause.

The bride and groom arrive in the marquee

The atmosphere was delightful as guests chatted and the bride and groom mingled with the family and friends who had gathered to share their day.

The wedding breakfast buffet

The bride mingles with wedding guests

Chris’ mother had made a special request for the song “All the Things You Are” and I was delighted to learn it and sing it for her.  I sang for two-hours, but the time flew by.

Bride and groom Amie and Chris with Simon Partridge

A wonderful day and it was a pleasure and an honour to have been part of it.  Congratulations to Amie and Chris!

I f you’re looking for live entertainment for your won wedding, part or event then you can find out more about my services by visiting www.simonpartridge.com

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